Meet Our Chaplains

Joyce DeGreeff has served as Lutheran campus minister and Lutheran spiritual advisor to Northeastern University since the fall of 1997. A 1999 graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Joyce has a particular interest in helping students link faith and spirituality with community service and social justice.

Joyce also serves as the youth director at West Concord Union Church in Concord, Massachusetts. Her previous work includes five years of teaching and coaching in Connecticut and Maine and a chaplain internship at Tufts University. In her spare time, Joyce enjoys listening to jazz and gospel music, biking, walking in nature, cross-country skiing, and spending time with her husband and children.

The Rev. Megan Holding joined LECM as the acting Episcopal chaplain, and Northeastern University as acting Episcopal spiritual advisor in the fall of 2017. From 2012 to 2017, she served as seminarian and then priest at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brookline, where she remains a Sunday morning priest associate.

Megan graduated from Yale Divinity School with an M.Div. and received a Certificate in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School, the Episcopal seminary affiliated with Yale. Before entering seminary, Megan practiced law, specializing in health care issues, and was involved with a wide variety of ministries at her sponsoring parish in downtown Boston. She grew up in Ohio, graduated from Amherst College and Georgetown University Law Center, and worked for a federal judge in Kentucky before moving to New England.

Megan lived in Germany as a child and has maintained strong connections there, including several summers spent working as a tour guide at one of the oldest castles on the Rhine River. In her free time, Megan likes to travel, visit museums, read, swim, bake, and do puzzles. She lives in Needham with her husband, Chris, and their two teen-aged daughters.

Audra Franley is a 2019-20 field education student for LECM and Northeastern's Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service. A native of northeast Ohio, Audra is a third-year master of divinity student at Harvard Divinity School, focusing academically in women, gender, and sexuality within contemporary Christianity. She is pursuing ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Audra received her B.A. from Thiel College in 2017, where she majored in religion and parish education, and minored in psychology and pre-ministry. She also works as the Bread ☩ Belonging worship leader at University Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Audra enjoys coffee, memoirs, and learning people’s stories.

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Photo of Joyce DeGreeff by Joanne Engquist.

This page last updated: 22 September 2019
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